Cloud Based Applications
How to Get More Value from Cloud Based Applications
Cloud based applications continue to grow in popularity, driven by a now familiar set of benefits. For end user organizations, the benefits of using cloud based applications rather than on-premise systems include:
- Reduced capital costs and faster time-to-value.
- Reduced administration and maintenance requirements.
- Paying only for what you use, and thereby avoiding wasteful spending on under-utilized on-premise capacity.
- Easy, near-instant service scalability.
At the same time, organizations using SaaS and cloud computing services often don’t derive all the value from these services that they could. In particular, many enterprises could do more to maximize the value of the rapidly growing stores of cloud data associated with enterprise use of cloud based applications.
DataDirect Connect XE: Standards-Based Connectivity for Cloud Based Applications
New solutions from Progress DataDirect, the leading provider of standards-based data connectivity drivers, enable end user organizations to elevate the business value of cloud based applications. DataDirect’s new Connect XE data drivers enable industry-standard ODBC, JDBC, or ADO.NET SQL connectivity to the popular CRM cloud Salesforce, as well as to the Force.com and Database.com clouds.
By using open standards-based SQL when directly accessing data stored with these cloud services – rather than the services’ proprietary data access APIs – you make the data usable for a much wider range of your on-premise systems and applications. By using DataDirect Connect XE cloud connectivity drivers along with DataDirect drivers for other types of data sources, you also facilitate integration and interoperability across your extended information architecture. With DataDirect drivers in place, an enterprise application can simultaneously interface with cloud based applications and with any major type of on-premise database system – without need for any data source specific code customizations.
Whether used for cloud connectivity or on-premise relational database connectivity, every DataDirect ODBC, ADO.NET, or JDBC driver delivers industry-best throughput and latency performance, as well as built-in enterprise functionality like connection pooling, automatic failover, and SSL data encryption.
DataDirect Benefits for Cloud Based Application Providers
For service providers who deploy and manage cloud based applications, using DataDirect’s standards-based drivers to access back-end databases improves application performance and scalability, while eliminating the extra development, testing, and administration time associated with using multiple proprietary RDBMS APIs. With the industry’s most complete line of drivers, DataDirect offers data connectivity solutions for operators running any type of cloud services including cloud Oracle or cloud computing Hadoop services.